Keys to the Past

The Bastle, High Rochester (Rochester and Byrness)

At High Rochester there are two buildings that have their origins as bastles. The Bastle has more original fabric than Rose Cottage. It has walls 1.5m thick, a slit window, an original byre door now converted to a window, and a first floor doorway. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N14944
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):BUILDING SURVEY, High Rochester, 'The Bastle' and Rose Cottage 1992; University of Newcastle

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Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness

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